Four day Penwith self-guided cycling holiday

Penwith Tour - 4 days

This gentle tour takes in some of Cornwall's most scenic coastal cycling. Covering the far west of the county, highlights include the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole, Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre, and vibrant art scene of St Ives. This tour can also be completed in 3 days.

Total distance: 50 miles (80 km)
Average daily distance: 16.5 miles (26 km)
Tour difficulty 1: Easy
Transfers available from: Penzance railway station
Cycle hire: add £45 per person
Electric cycle hire: add £90 per person

Price: £425

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Penwith Tour - 4 days


Day One

Arrive in St Just

Check in for your first night's accommodation at The Commercial Hotel, St Just. St Just is England's most westerly town and the area has been awarded World Heritage status in recognition of the mining industry. Nearby Cape Cornwall is a short cycle ride away from the hotel.

If you are hiring a cycle for the tour we will set you up and make all the necessary adjustments in the afternoon, to ensure you are ready to go in the morning

About your accommodation: The Commercial Hotel, St Just

The Commercial Hotel is situated in the centre of St Just. A former coaching inn, the Commercial Hotel has been run by the same family for over 100 years and is well-known locally for its warm, Cornish welcome and excellent home cooked food. Located a mile from Cape Cornwall, the area is rich in Cornish culture and Heritage, with ancient Celtic sites, hidden coves is and close to the popular beaches at Sennen Cove Beach and Porthcurno. All 11 bedrooms are en-suite with colour televisions, hair dryers, tea/coffee making facilities and are non smoking.


Day Two

St Just to St Ives - 16 miles (25 km)

Leaving St Just the tour follows lanes which hug the clifftops to the north of Cape Cornwall. The area's mining heritage is clearly visible here, with engine houses and ruined mine workings still standing at Botallack and Levant, and the Geevor Mine museum at Pendeen.

The route then takes you through National Trust land at Rosemergy, Porthmeor and Gurnard's Head to the village of Zennor, where the nearby Logan Stone is worth a detour. St Ives is well known for its artists, and there you will find the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum, as well as some great restaurants and picturesque harbour.

About your accommodation: The Queens Hotel – St Ives:

The Queen's Hotel is a late-Georgian, three-storey building in the heart of picturesque St Ives. Eight en-suite bedrooms have been redecorated with vintage furniture and Cornish artwork hanging on the freshly painted white walls, plus sparkling new bathrooms with new showers. Downstairs is a relaxed and friendly bar with delicious pub food made from the finest local, seasonal ingredients Cornwall has to offer. 


Day Three

St Ives to Mousehole - 18 miles (29 km)

From St Ives to Hayle the route follows the coastal road with wonderful views over St Ives Bay up to the lighthouse at Godrevy Head. From the estuary at Hayle (a renowned habitat for wading birds), you cycle from the north to the south coast of Cornwall at the county's narrowest point.

St Michael's Mount makes an ideal spot to rest for lunch, and from there it's an easy, level ride around Mount's Bay to Penzance and neighbouring Newlyn. Both towns have large harbours and big fishing fleets, so there is always plenty going on here. The final stop of the day is Mousehole, a cosy fishing village with real charm and character.


About your accommodation: The Ship Inn, Mousehole

The Ship Inn is right in the heart of this traditional Cornish fishing village with most rooms overlooking the harbour towards the sea. Of the eight double en-suite rooms (all with showers), 6 over-look the harbour and have sea views. As a result, The Ship Inn, Mousehole has been awarded a four star inn by Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating. The food served at The Ship Inn makes use of the abundance of fantastic seafood in the local waters. Check-in time is 2pm and check out is 10am.


Day Four

Mousehole to St Just - 16 miles (26 km)

Leaving Mousehole the route passes through Lamorna towards Porthcurno, home of the Minack Theatre. The theatre is a unique place where the auditorium and stage are carved into the cliff above the sea. Performances are held here throughout the summer.

Then it's on to Land's End, England’s most westerly point, from where it is possible to see the Isles of Scilly on a clear day. The route then passes through Sennen, one of Cornwall's most spectacular surfing beaches, before turning inland on the lanes to St Just.

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